Definition of sportful in US English:

sportful

adjective

  • 1Devised or undertaken in jest; not serious in purpose or intent; mischievous. Also occasionally as adverb Compare "sportive".

  • 2Engaging, or inclined to engage, in diversion, recreation, or pleasure; light-hearted, witty; playful, merry.

Origin

Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From sport + -ful.

Pronunciation

sportful

/ˈspɔːtf(ʊ)l/